Dr. Tom Tooma Honored at the Southern California College of Optometry's Second Annual Shared Visions Gala & V-Awards

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Dr. Tom Tooma, founder of NVISION Laser Eye Centers, was the recipient of a V-award this year.

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NVISION Laser Eye Centers’ Founder Dr. Tom Tooma was the recipient of a V-Award this year at the Southern California College of Optometry’s (SCCO) Second Annual Shared Visions Gala that took place at The Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda in late September.

The event raised $200,000 to facilitate top-tier healthcare education and the delivery of innovative vision care for Orange County’s underserved children. Other V-Award recipients included Donald E. Studt, OD; Abbott Medical Optics; James H. Blake and InfantSee Program.

“I am honored to be a V-Award winner with such a distinguished group of companies and individuals,” says Dr. Tom Tooma, founder of NVISION Laser Eye Centers.

In his spare time, Dr. Tooma has done medical teaching missions to Romania, Bulgaria, China and Fiji, helping teach local ophthalmology doctors about LASIK procedures. In 2008, he and his wife, Maria Tooma, DDS, founded the Mission at Natuvu Creek in Fiji. The Mission provides medical care to the 250,000 local people, with dental and ocular care provided by visiting physicians, including the Toomas.

“This year, the V-Awards recognized members of the community for their volunteer and humanitarian service and two national vision care programs,” said SCCO President Kevin L. Alexander, O.D., Ph.D. “These awards are based upon service and contributions over time that have significantly advanced the stature and integrity of mankind.”

About NVISION Laser Eye Centers

NVISION Laser Eye Centers has 15 LASIK locations in California, from San Diego to San Luis Obispo. NVISION Laser Eye Centers is the first provider in California to offer LASIK eye surgery with the Swiss-engineered Ziemer Femto LDVD Crystal Line™ Laser -- the highest level of laser vision correction available today. NVISION is also the first provider in California to offer the bladeless, computer-controlled LenSx laser, unquestionably the most technologically advanced option for refractive cataract patients.

With more than 1,300 eye doctors who refer their patients and trust their own eyes to NVISION surgeons, NVISION Laser Eye Centers is the Eye Doctors’ #1 Choice, and serves the counties of San Luis Obispo, San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Ventura and San Bernardino.

For more information, visit http://www.NVISIONCenters.com or call 1-877-91NVISION (1-877-916-8474).

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